Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were women fighting convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930’s Germany. Both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded Iron Crosses for service to the Third Reich. Claire Mulley details the true story of their strangely parallel lives and yet antipathy towards each other. The backdrop is the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club and Hitler’s bunker. A vivid and unusual double biography by Claire Mulley.
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